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Oakwood to consider La Parrilla’s alcohol license at hearing

Oakwood City Council will consider Monday whether to revoke the alcohol license of one of the city's busiest eateries, La Parrilla Mexican restaurant.

July 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR wants you to get out and be active — in state parks

With beautifully sunny days that have been moderately warm, there's no time like the present to get out, be active and enjoy the great outdoors.

July 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall still undecided on sending two tax bills

The people have spoken, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has yet approve sending out two tax bills per year.

July 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Governor's race 2010: Initial fundraising relies on ‘friends and neighbors’

For Republicans running to be the next governor of Georgia, contributions begin at home.

July 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County middle schoolers excel on tests

Hall County middle schools are celebrating high End of Course Test scores earned by middle school students who completed high school courses. The Carnegie units, or high school credit units, are applied to students' high school diplomas.

July 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall, Gainesville expect most schools to meet testing standards

Results for school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests lead school officials to believe most Gainesville city and Hall County schools will meet federal accountability requirements and achieve Adequate Yearly Progress this year.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Economy strains heat relief program for seniors

Polly Williams knows the value of some fresh air.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal is early fundraising front-runner

In the contest to raise cash among Republican candidates vying to be the next governor of Georgia, Gainesville's Nathan Deal suddenly is in the lead.

July 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Firefighters battle South Hall blaze

A South Hall home was damaged Tuesday night by a fire that was called in by someone passing by.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bank robbed Monday in Braselton

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at the Hometown Community Bank on Ga. 124 near the Traditions of Braselton community.

July 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Staff changes sweep through US Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Lanier office

If it hasn't been done already, it may be time to print up a new staff directory at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Buford Dam office.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local fan won tickets to Jackson's memorial service, but couldn't get flight in time

She could have been one of about 9,000 fans at Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday.

July 07, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville hopes stimulus grant leads to replacement fire station

Gainesville firefighters are crossing their fingers in hopes their department will be selected to receive federal stimulus funding to rebuild the city's oldest fire station.

July 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville's annexation plans irk Hall officials

Some Hall County commissioners are ready to do all they can to prevent the city of Gainesville from annexing county businesses near the city lines.

July 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State Court of Appeals hears case about Hall teen's hanging

The Georgia Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday in the case of a 13-year-old Hall County boy who hanged himself inside a school for emotionally challenged children.

July 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Class Notes: Brenau opening Florida campus

Brenau University recently received approval to spread its reach beyond Georgia's borders.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free workshop aims to help residents save hemlock trees

The time to inspect your hemlock trees is now, according to the Save Georgia's Hemlocks nonprofit organization.

May 10, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fun for funds: Adult spelling bee supports literacy

Not all spelling bees are created equal.

May 10, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville native to join SpaceX as rocket scientist

Gainesville native Benjamin Klein is about to realize the dream shared by young and old alike.

May 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vision 2030 group recommends names for Hall’s new trail system

Hall County's burgeoning trail system may get a new name and logo this week, as officials hope to stir interest in area pedestrian and bicycling pathways.

May 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Broken Bonds: Group homes sometimes help teens needing foster care

October 18, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: Abused girl saved by foster system

Sierra Downs does not remember the beating.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Gainesville man overcame abusive foster home

The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.

For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.

October 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Broken Bonds: Longtime foster parents share their stories

When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Broken Bonds: DFCS caseworkers face obstacles

As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.

October 14, 2014 | Jennifer Jacob Brown news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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